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: Ten to Seven

Monday's 'Ten to Eight'

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JOHN Timpson

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson

: TEN TO EIGHT

Novel Truth
' A Tale of Two Cities ' by Charles Dickens

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A PRISONER OF THE CAUCASUS

by Leo TOLSTOY adapted for broadcasting from the translation by Doreen Preston
Read by JOHN WESTBROOK
Second of five instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Translation By: Doreen Preston
Read By: John Westbrook

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the news. its background, and the people who make it
Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast

: I MARRIED A WIFE

An imaginary reconstruction of the work of a Marriage Guidance Counsellor
Written by MERFYN TURNER
Narrator. MEREDITH EDWARDS
Others taking part:
Pamela Craig , Freda Dowie Helen Fraser , Mary Wimbush Timothy Harley , James Mellor Brian Peck , Neville Smith
Produced by DoROTHY BAKER
James Mellor is a National Theatre player

Contributors

Written By: Merfyn Turner
Unknown: Pamela Craig
Unknown: Freda Dowie
Unknown: Helen Fraser
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Timothy Harley
Unknown: James Mellor
Unknown: Brian Peck
Unknown: Neville Smith
Produced By: Dorothy Baker
Produced By: James Mellor

: NIGHT ON THE BARE MOUNTAIN

by MICHAEL ASLETT
The climb up Demavend (9.100 ft.) in Northern Persia was described to Michael Aslett in England as a tediously long and easy walk on a smelly but otherwise unremarkable mountain. The actual ascent was long and tedious, but hardly easy.

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Aslett
Unknown: Michael Aslett

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 47
0 Holy Ghost, thy people bless
(BBC H.B. 156)
Psalm 104, vv. 25-36 Acts 5, vv. 17-32
Our Lord, his Passion ended
(BBC H.B. 161)

: DESTINATION-FIRE!

Stories of a Fire Investigator
The series written by PHILIP LEVENE with Robert Beatty
Cause for Alarm
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Broadcast on November 9.
1962, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Written By: Philip Levene
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Sue Routledge: Sulwen Morgan
Claude Routledge: Malcolm Hayes
Ernie Nelson: John Baddeley
Dave Campbell: Peter Claughton
Valerie Chrane: Gudrun Ure
' Q ' Barnaby: Robert Beatty
Inspector Hackett: Duncan McIntyre
Brian Jarvis: Kenneth Dight
Mrs Adams: Mary O'Farrell
Alec Groves: Anthony Hall

: RHYTHM IN THE SUN

Records from many countries Introduced by LILIAN DUFF

Contributors

Introduced By: Lilian Duff

: LOST PROPERTY

by Samuel Selvon with Lloyd Reckord
John had brought some of the sunshine of his native West Indies to the London buses. But Ken, his fellow-countryman. warned: 'You always want to play like some Sir Galahad and doing favours for people, but you better watch out you don'land in big trouble.'
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by BETTY DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: Samuel Selvon
Produced By: Betty Davies
John: Lloyd Reckord
Ken: Frank Singuineau
Mrs Betlnent: Mary O'Farrell

: LISTENING POST

ANNE ALLEN introduces this midday edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics.

Contributors

Introduces: Anne Allen

: THIS TIME OF DAY

A topical programme of sounds and voices to provoke midday listeners with minds of their own
Presented by the Radio Newsreel production team with THE EARL OF ARRAN

: CRICKET

Hampshire v. Kent
Third day
Commentary by JOHN ARLOTT from Southampton

Contributors

Commentary By: John Arlott

: The Archers

Monday's broadcast in the Light Programme

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: LIKE OLD TIMES

Jimmy HANLEY and a scrapbook of memories
Produced by John Powell

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Hanley
Produced By: John Powell

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story:
'The Cock, the Cow, and the fine Apple Tree ' by MARGUERITE G. TAPLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Marguerite G. Tapley

: TOYTOWN

A series of four of the plays by S. G. Hulme Beaman
1: The Showing-Up of Larry the Lamb
Produced by CLAIRE CHOVIL
Broadcast in April 1962

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Produced By: Claire Chovil
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: McCulloch
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Mr Growser: John Glyn-Jones
Dennis the Dachshund: Preston Lockwood
The Inventor: Ivan Samson

: RECORDS AT LEISURE

LIONEL GAMLIN plays some personal favourites

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Gamlin

: MIDDLEMARCH

by George Eliot adapted as a serial play in twelve episodes by HALLAM TENNYSON
7: Rumours and Shadows
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Hallam Tennyson

: CRICKET

Hampshire v. Kent
Further commentary

: THE TURN OF A SCREW

MICHAEL BURGESS served as a gaoler in New Zealand for more than five years
In a series of anecdotes he reveals the relationship that can spring up between the ' screw ' and the convict, and describes the character, habits, and social outlook of some of his clients.

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Burgess

: INFORMATION PLEASE

The BBC's Enquiry Desk
You ask-We answer!
The Man in Charge:
FRANKLIN ENGELMANN
The Experts:
TONY QUINN
FRANK MANOLSON. D.V.M., M.R.C.V.S.
The programme devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN who also did the research
Produced by Joan Clark
A revised version of the broadcast on March 10 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Tony Quinn
Unknown: Frank Manolson.
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including
The Music-maker: ERIC Robin
SON talks about an unusual instrument which gives you an orchestra at your finger-tips
Reid all about it ... : a few words from columnist COLIN REID
Ϯ Silver Lining: THE
REV. ALLAN WEIR talks about the fear of being committed
Your Letters
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Music-Maker: Eric Robin
Talks: Rev. Allan Weir
Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: STORY TIME

Michcal Mac Liamm6ir reads a series of fairy tales by Oscar Wilde
2: The Young King
Produced by Ronald Mason

Contributors

Produced By: Ronald Mason

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Controversy —Scotland Yard Calling-Sport Produced by the South-East news unit

: HOME TO MUSIC

for
Marching and Waltzing on gramophone records
7.0
Light Orchestra
Leader. David Adams
Conductor, TERENCE LOVETT

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conductor: Terence Lovett

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Introduced by IAN KEMP
BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA Led by Granville Casey
Conducted by GRAHAM TREACHER
Given before an Invited audience in the BBC Studios, Glasgow
Tickets may be obtained on application to [address removed], enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.
June 22: BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by Maurice Handford , introduced by Ian Kemp

Contributors

Introduced By: Ian Kemp
Unknown: Granville Casey
Conducted By: Graham Treacher
Conducted By: Maurice Handford
Introduced By: Ian Kemp

: MY WORD!

Midland Region's popular panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
DILYS POWELL and FRANK MUIR challenge
ANNE SCOTT-JAMES and DENIS NORDEN
In the chair. JACK LONGLAND

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: INTERNATIONAL PIANISTS

Moiseiwitsch
Prelude in G major, Op. 32
No. 5 (Rachmaninov)
9.3* Nocturne No. 18, in E major, Op. 62 No. 2 (Chopin)
Barcarolle in F sharp minor
(Chopin)
9.17* Arabesque in C major
(Schumann)
The Prophet Bird (Forest
Scenes) (Schumann)
9.26* Moment musical in E minor. Op. 16 No. 4 (Rachmaninov) on gramophone records

: BRITAIN AT WORK

Retraining and Redundancy 1965
The redundant worker in 1965 can often look forward to a respectable sum of money as severance pay-and often retraining as well. How is this affecting the supply of skilled men? Has the sting been taken out of being sacked?
Written and produced by Bob HOULTON

Contributors

Produced By: Bob Houlton

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
KENNETH KENDALL introduces this edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics

Contributors

Introduces: Kenneth Kendall

: AFRICAN CHEQUERBOARD

JUDITH LISTOWEL reports on a visit to four African countries
1: Transkei, a state apart
Transkei is the first separate African state, or Bantustan, established by the South African Government. What are its prospects of achieving independence. even a multi-racial society?
Judith Listowel talked to some of its leading African politicians.

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Mayor of Casterbridge by THOMAS HARDY
Read by PAUL ROGERS
Twelfth of fifteen Instalments

Contributors

Read By: Paul Rogers

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

CLARENCE MYERSCOUGH (violin)
FREDERICK STONE (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Clarence Myerscough

: Closedown









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